James is the Chief Executive of the UK Research Integrity Office. Joining UKRIO in 2006, he took up his current role in 2008, overseeing UKRIO’s transition to a registered charity supported by more than 60 universities.
He directs UKRIO’s work programme and leads its advisory service, responding to queries and concerns about research practice from researchers and the public. He helped develop UKRIO’s Code of Practice for Research and other publications, used by many leading research organisations. James works with UKRIO’s subscribers to provide them with tailored support on research practice. He regularly speaks on how to sustain and enhance research integrity; recent audiences have included the Royal Society, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Irish National Research Integrity Forum.
Prior to joining UKRIO James worked as an archaeologist and a university administrator.
In 2018, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee reported concerns about compliance by universities with The Concordat to Support Research Integrity. The Concordat was designed to safeguard a culture of good practice in academic, scientific and medical research, as well as being a condition of grants from the major UK research funders. This session […]
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